Number 1’s at 1 for July 24th

I hope you’ll join me for another edition of number 1’s at 1 today.

Taking a peak back in time, it was 50 years ago today the Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the pacific ocean. The US Supreme Court says Nixon must turn over the Watergate tapes on this day in 1974, and IBM Dos version 3.3 was released July 24th 1987. On the pop chart “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor hit number one 37 years ago today. Luke Bryan was number 1 on the country charts with a song that was co-written by Luke and was released in January of 2010. “Rain is a Good Thing” debuted at number 60 on the Billboard country chart that month but it slowly worked it’s way up the charts to that number 1 spot on this day in 2010.

Lady Antebellum scored a gold certification on this day in 2009. It was for a song that was released in 2009 on their self titled album. “I Run to You”ended up being the group’s first number 1 hit. It got them the CMA single of the year award that year and they got a Grammy for best country performance by a group or duo.

This week in 2000 Faith Hill regained the top spot on the country albums chart in this country with an album that has achieved multi-platinum status! That album was titled “Breathe.” Four singles were released from it including “Let’s make love,” “If My Heart Had Wings,” “The Way You Love me,” and the title track, which never got to number 1 but it was named the number 1 single of the year in 2000.

We’re going to head back to July 24th, 1982 when Alabama scored their 7th number 1 with a song that was written by Mark Grey and JP Pennington….you probably recognize those names from the group Exile. They recorded this song originally but it didn’t take off for Exile but it was big for Alabama. From their Mountain music album comes”Take Me Down.”

We’ll celebrate a couple of birthdays today and remember the great “Stompin’ Tom Connors today on Number 1’s at 1!

(Pictured: Luke Bryan at Country Thunder 2018. Photo by Cody Glydon)

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